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  • IDG Contributor Network: The impact of human behavior on security

    IDG Contributor Network: The impact of human behavior on security

    I recently saw an ad that read, “Security starts with people,” and it gave me pause. After twenty years in security, I’ve learned that security problems typically start with people, and having...

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  • Fortinet Security Fabric Connectors Automate Management for Multi-Vendor Environments

    Fortinet Security Fabric Connectors Automate Management for Multi-Vendor Environments

    It does this through one-click integrations with partners including AWS, Cisco ACI, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and VMware NSX.

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  • Get Ready for Real Disruption: The State of NFV | Contributed Art

    Get Ready for Real Disruption: The State of NFV | Contributed Art

    During the last five years, the state of NFV has been heating up, but in order to reach the next steps of innovation and growth the market must fill a numbe

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  • Thinking beyond the box – how Software Defined Networks are changing the future of connectivity

    Thinking beyond the box – how Software Defined Networks are changing the future of connectivity

    Software-Defined Networking is fast becoming THE must have technology. Verizon sponsored survey points to increased understanding of virtualization benefits.

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  • GTT's Sahim: Standards Could Speed SD-WAN Adoption

    GTT's Sahim: Standards Could Speed SD-WAN Adoption

    Kevin Sahim, VP of Engineering, GTT, explains how service providers' delivery of multiple circuit options and hybrid security are important features for enterprise customers adopting SD-WAN.

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  • Service Providers Grapple With ‘VNF Islands’

    Service Providers Grapple With ‘VNF Islands’

    Newly released SDxCentral 2018 report on the VNF Ecosystem finds SD-WAN and vCPE are top use cases for NFV and the driving force behind service providers virtualizing their networks. Visit us at...

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  • NFV Is Down but Not Out

    NFV Is Down but Not Out

    NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was first conceived. How can the industry ward off further technology disappointment?

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  • Verizon: Service chains are essential, but automation needs more work

    Verizon: Service chains are essential, but automation needs more work

    Verizon has orchestration in place across its network to support various delivery models and services, but closed-loop automation is lagging a bit. In an interview with FierceTelecom, Verizon's...

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  • AT&T's BCE Keynote: 5G & SDN Worlds Colliding

    AT&T's BCE Keynote: 5G & SDN Worlds Colliding

    At the Big Communications Event (BCE) 2018 event in Austin, Melissa Arnoldi, president of Technology and Operations at AT&T, spoke about AT&T's path to 5G and the important role software plays.

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  • CSPs bullish on digital transformations in theory but lacking in execution

    CSPs bullish on digital transformations in theory but lacking in execution

    While communications service providers (CSPs) realize the importance of implementing digital transformation strategies via partner ecosystems, the follow-through has largely been lacking. A study...

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  • BCE Panel: Open Source Makes Telcos 'Nimble'

    BCE Panel: Open Source Makes Telcos 'Nimble'

    Open source can drive agility and change, but telcos need to overcome cultural obstacles.

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  • Verizon to Migrate 1,000 Biz Apps and Backend Systems to AWS

    Verizon to Migrate 1,000 Biz Apps and Backend Systems to AWS

    The deal bolsters Verizon’s overall operations, but it also boosts AWS’ position among the country’s largest telecom operators. Visit us at www.sdncentral.com for the complete article.

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  • BT tunes white box strategy for disaggregation while developing cloud-native deployments

    BT tunes white box strategy for disaggregation while developing cloud-native deployments

    BT is banking on white boxes to fuel disaggregation on its network while working toward cloud-native and container deployments. BT's Neil McRae, chief architect, said his company was looking at...

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  • Defending Against an Automated Attack Chain: Are You Ready?

    Defending Against an Automated Attack Chain: Are You Ready?

    Recent threats like AutoSploit bring malware-as-a-service to a whole new level. Here are four ways to be prepared.

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  • Virtualizing the Customer Premises

    Virtualizing the Customer Premises

    Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.

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  • Virtualization could be key to T-Mobile, Sprint network architecture mashup

    Virtualization could be key to T-Mobile, Sprint network architecture mashup

    While there are no specifics just yet, look for virtualization to play a key role going forward as Sprint and T-Mobile combine their nationwide networks over the next three years.

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  • How Telco Service Providers Can Keep Pace With OpenStack

    How Telco Service Providers Can Keep Pace With OpenStack

    Telecom providers are increasingly using OpenStack for NFV, 5G, and IoT. The open source platform offers providers options to alleviate the burdens of migrating to the cloud.

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  • Concerns about cybersecurity driving SD-WAN market, report says

    Concerns about cybersecurity driving SD-WAN market, report says

    With concerns about security and increasing reliance on data centers, North American companies are embracing SD-WAN technology, each investing about $300,000 on average a year.

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  • AT&T Says the 5G Secret Sauce Is in the Software

    AT&T Says the 5G Secret Sauce Is in the Software

    5G trials from Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Waco, Texas, have helped the company fine-tune its commercial deployment plans. 

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  • OpenStack Promises More Focused Edge Work

    OpenStack Promises More Focused Edge Work

    New strategic initiatives aimed at filling the technology gaps around specific use cases including NFV and the edge.

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